Where Are My VMware Cloud Foundation Logs?

From time to time we all need to look at logs, whether its a failed operation or to trace who did what when. In VMware Cloud Foundation there are many different logs, each one serving a different purpose. Its not always clear which log you should look at for each operation so here is a useful reference table.

Log TypeVM Locationlog Location
BringUpCloud Builder

JSON Generator – /opt/vmware/sddc-support/cloud_admin_tools/logs/JsonGenerator.log

Platform Audit – /opt/vmware/sddc-support/cloud_admin_tools/logs/PlatformAudit.log

Bringup – /var/log/vmware/vcf/bringup/vcf-bringup-debug.log
LicensingSDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/operationsmanager/operationsmanager.log
Network PoolSDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/commonsvcs/vcf-commonsvcs.log
Host Commission/DecommissionSDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/operationsmanager/operationsmanager.log
VI (WLD domain)SDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/domainmanager/domainmanager.log
vRLISDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/domainmanager/domainmanager.log
/var/log/vmware/vcf/commonsvcs/vcf-commonsvcs.log
vROPSSDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/domainmanager/domainmanager.log
/var/log/vmware/vcf/commonsvcs/vcf-commonsvcs.log
vRASDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/domainmanager/domainmanager.log
/var/log/vmware/vcf/commonsvcs/vcf-commonsvcs.log
vRSLCMSDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/domainmanager/domainmanager.log
/var/log/vmware/vcf/commonsvcs/vcf-commonsvcs.log
Upgrade: /var/log/vmware/vcf/lcm/lcm.log
 
vRSLCM/var/log/vrlcm/vmware_vrlcm.log
LCMSDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/lcm/lcm.log
API LoginSDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/commonsvcs/vcf-commonsvcs.log
SoSSDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/sddc-support/vcf-sos-svcs.log
Certificate OperationsSDDC Manager/var/log/vmware/vcf/operationsmanager/operationsmanager.log

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